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    Ooh...competition for the the most inappropriate...

    Ooh...competition for the the most inappropriate acronym. The more politically incorrect the better.

    Don't forget the Talent Program for épée and sabre was initially termed the Non World Class...
  2. Thread: u14s in 2016

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    Just think how good those fencers abroad would be...

    Just think how good those fencers abroad would be if they had learned for themselves and hadn't limited their development by having a coach standing just behind them helping them to develop their...
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    Can't coaches get the balance between helping and...

    Can't coaches get the balance between helping and staying quiet right? IMO it's better to have a coach around. Stops the same mistake getting repeated. And competitions are opportunities to learn -...
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    Agreed - and even beyond cadet level.

    Agreed - and even beyond cadet level.
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    Lol. Perhaps it's the price of the...

    Lol. Perhaps it's the price of the internationals, by comparison.

    The point is training and competing go together, and are not alternatives.

    All work and no play, makes jack a dull boy.
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    I never understood why it is suggested that...

    I never understood why it is suggested that training and competing were alternative choices for spend.

    On time - mostly people train during the week, and compete at weekends.
    On money - the big...
  7. Brixton Fencing Club - additional coach required

    Brixton Fencing Club needs a junior coach to work as part a small team of coaches on any combination of the following days: Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays.

    Classes start at 6pm and end at 9pm....
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    I can see that the nerds guide is here:...

    I can see that the nerds guide is here: http://www.britishfencing.com/governance/rules/fie-rules/

    Is there a friendly guide to the latest rules/interpretation changes anywhere?
  9. Thread: The London Open

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    The prizes are great. Armourer was good. The...

    The prizes are great. Armourer was good. The frustration is having all that prize money which must be difficult to get, but falling short on the easy stuff makes this a pity. The effort in solving...
  10. Thread: The London Open

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    I think mens epee was: 1) Greg Allen 2)...

    I think mens epee was:

    1) Greg Allen
    2) Anthony Avis
    3) Chris Rocks
    3) ?Matt Henderson?
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    ...and encourage fencers (particularly young...

    ...and

    encourage fencers (particularly young fencers) to view volunteering to referee as part of the deal for all the times they have been reffed.

    Its a bit like helping to bring the younger...
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    England win Junior Mens Epee against RSA, 45:29 ...

    England win Junior Mens Epee against RSA, 45:29

    so:

    1) England
    2) South Africa
    3) Wales
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    Brixton Fencing Club through the summer

    Mondays and Fridays from 7.30pm at Brixton Recreation Centre

    For seniors, juniors and cadets. £5 for the evening.

    Sparring and group work. Starts Friday 17th July.
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    Congratulations to the winners. Some lovely...

    Congratulations to the winners.

    Some lovely pics of fencers day out too. Lions and elephants.
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    This can be used to justify any decision by a...

    This can be used to justify any decision by a governing body. Good or bad.

    There are no perfect answers, but there are good answers, and bad answers.

    Which do you think this is? If it is a good...
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    Mike - my post was written and posted before I...

    Mike - my post was written and posted before I had seen your post. Wasnt ignoring it!
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    Doesn't the summer offer massive opportunities?...

    Doesn't the summer offer massive opportunities? Spreading out as it does with lots of time for fencers to concentrate on their fencing.

    Early July the fencers need a really good fitness camp....
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    Mike - do you really think it makes sense to have...

    Mike - do you really think it makes sense to have your most important competition a few days after this so called "off season"?

    Wouldn't you think the most important domestic competition in the...
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    It is not something that affects me anymore, but...

    It is not something that affects me anymore, but I believe some thought should be given to the effect of running competitions in and immediately around GCSEs and A Levels.

    My view is that it is...
  20. From what I understand, the Leon Paul blades will...

    From what I understand, the Leon Paul blades will be allowed at the commonwealths.
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    Isn't the point that the results trend is already...

    Isn't the point that the results trend is already there - we had Philip Marsh. You might say he started the trend and not Owen Jordan. (I have no idea what went before or the comparison to foil...
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    Agree

    Agree
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    Same. But HSBC. Everything done on-line pretty...

    Same. But HSBC. Everything done on-line pretty much.
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    Attempt 2 ...

    Attempt 2

    Weapon........................................ME....MF.....MS....WE.....WF....WS
    Top 3 FIE points total.....................104....35.....38.....36.....42.... 64
    Sum of FIE positions...
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    I agree that it is good to have good and clear...

    I agree that it is good to have good and clear information about targets for foil and sabre - and this all seems very positive.

    Epee is missing from the list, for reasons that are well known and...
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